Navy to hold training exercise starting Monday

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Naval installations within the continental United States will conduct exercise training known as Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2019 (CS/SC19) starting on Monday.

The exercise training will continue until Feb. 15.

CS/SC19 is a two-part, linked anti-terrorism force protection exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and Commander, Navy Installations Command on all continental U.S. Navy installations.

This annual exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of Navy security forces and ensure seamless interoperability among the commands, other services, and agency partners.

Exercise CS/SC19 is not in response to any specific threat but is a regularly scheduled exercise.

Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions within local communities and to normal base operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around Naval Station Newport or
delays in base access.

Area residents may also see or hear security activities associated with the exercise.

Advanced coordination has taken place with local law enforcement and first responders.

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